Wing car racing in Kouvola, Finland 28 January 2006
I did my first race of the year in Finland. Together
with fellow Swedes, Mikael Silén and Stefan Törnfeldt, I
flew to Helsinki in Finland where Jari Porttinen waited to take us to
I was not the only one who was not ready with all preparation
so the first five six hours for me was motor preparation before I could
On Saturday we started with the G-7 one motor race. We had two
mains, picked by random who raced in which. I started on red in the
first main and lost a lot of ground and then caused some crashes which
cost me a gear change. The mains was run 8x4 minutes.
The race was won by Petteri Pirhonen who had Antti Immonen as a good
1 PETTERI PIRHONEN
2 JARI PORTTINEN
3 MIKAEL SILÉN
4 JUHO SIPPOLA
5 LASSE ÅBERG
6 STEFAN TÖRNFELDT
7 OLLI KANTAMAA
8 KIMMO RAUTAMA
9 LEO HONGISTO
10 HARRI NYKÄNEN
11 VELI-MATTI KANTAMAA
Top qualifier in G-27 was, again, Stefan Törnfeldt 1,819.
Top qualifier in G-27,
The starting field was very small but still the racing was close.
Towards the latter part in the race Mikael Silén lost a magnet
which caused the motor to overheat.
8x4 minutes race.
1 JARI PORTTINEN SRC 1,878 824
2 MIKAEL SILÉN
SWEDEN 1,873 822
3 STEFAN TÖRNFELDT
SWEDEN 1,819 814
4 LEO HONGISTO
KOUPAK 1,952 780
5 LASSE ÅBERG
SWEDEN 99,999 742
The qualifying in G-7 was fast. As usual. On top was Mikael
A lot of you have seen Mikael around, almost since his birth, but, this
was his first ever top qualifying win in the G-7 class.
Since the day was still early we decided to run the G-7 class finished
In the race we drove to semi finals and a main final.
Qual Semi Race
1 MIKAEL SILÉN SWEDEN 1,555
2 PETTERI PIRHONEN KUOPIOAL
1,570 652 1087
3 KIMMO RAUTAMA
TAPUA 1,578 639 1056
4 LASSE ÅBERG SWEDEN 1,635 668 1046
5 JARI PORTTINEN ESPUA 1,654 664 1045
6 LEO HONGISTO KOUPAK 1,658 648 1003
7 STEFAN TÖRNFELDT
SWEDEN 1,617 653 949
8 JUHO SIPPOLA KOUPAK 1,642 620 803
9 TUOMO ISO-AHO MRT
10 VELI-MATTI KANTAMAA SRC
11 HARRI NYKÄNEN
results from LaneMaster
Mikael Siléns winning car
After the race was over Kimmo offered us, the swedes, to stay at his
place in Helsinki since our plane left on Sunday.
All results taken from FinSlot
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